Parkinson, Queensland

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Parkinson
BrisbaneQueensland
Population 9,539 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4115
Location 19 km (12 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
State electorate(s) Electoral district of Algester
Federal Division(s) Rankin
Suburbs around Parkinson:
Pallara Algester Calamvale
Larapinta Parkinson Drewvale
Forestdale Hillcrest Browns Plains

Parkinson is an outer southern suburb of Brisbane, Australia. It is 19 kilometres (12 mi) south of the CBD and borders Logan City. It was named after Henry Parkinson, railway engineer.[2] It is in the Electoral district of Algester.

The eastern boundary of Parkinson is marked by the Mount Lindesay Highway. The western boundary is aligned with the Sydney–Brisbane rail corridor. The Logan Motorway bisects the suburbs. The northern half is mostly residential developments with some parkland. The south remains uncleared with some industrial development emerging in the southeast corner.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census the population of Parkinson is 9,539, 50.2% female and 49.8% male.[1] The median/average age of the Parkinson population is 34 years of age, 3 years below the Australian average. 62.5% of people living in Parkinson were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 5.5%, England 4.4%, South Africa 2.6%, China 2%, India 1.9%. 74.1% of people speak English as their first language 3.7% Mandarin, 3% Cantonese, 1.4% Hindi, 1.3% Spanish, 1.2% Punjabi.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Parkinson (Brisbane City) (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 February 2008. 
  2. ^ "Parkinson". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland. Retrieved 17 May 2015. 

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Coordinates: 27°39′S 153°02′E / 27.650°S 153.033°E / -27.650; 153.033